USAID Hygiene Improvement Project E-Conference

E-conference 2006 May 12 – 22: Household Water Treatment and Storage
Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS), together with provision of an improved water supply, adequate sanitation and hand washing promotion are highly effective interventions receiving increased attention of donors and implementers. From May 12-22, HIP held an e-conference that discussed two themes simultaneously on parallel tracks: 1) Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage: What can the poor afford? 2) How do programs promote water treatment and ensure that the government continues to supply improved drinking water sources?

FileHWTS E-Conference Summary
This document synthesizes the e-conference discussions .

POU E-conference Synthesis 5-06.doc (329 kB)

The International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

A major burden
Every year there are 1.6 million diarrhoeal deaths related to unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene—the vast majority among children under 5. More than one billion people lack access to an improved water source.

Link to full article: http://www.who.int/household_water/en/